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2020 International Mission Report: “Turkey’s Journalists on the Ropes”

FULL REPORT MİSYON RAPORU (TÜRKÇE) VOLLSTÄNDIGER BERICHT (DE) Today, the International Press Institute (IPI) published the Report “Turkey’s Journalists on the Ropes”  the result of the joint International Press Freedom Mission to Turkey October 6-9, revealing the extent of the crackdown on media freedom and calling for concerted action by the international community to tackle […]

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Turkey must stop harassment of Mezopotamya Agency reporters

The International Press Institute (IPI) today called on Turkish authorities to halt the continued crackdown on the pro-Kurdish Mezopotamya News Agency (MA). Dindar Karataş, an MA reporter, was arrested November 26 on charges of “membership of a terrorist organization”. On November 27, MA reporter Hakan Yalçın was taken into custody during a police raid at […]

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Fighting to report freely amid pandemic: Access to information as government’s leverage

The International Press Institute (IPI) recently launched the new video reporting series “Journalism under the Shadow of the Pandemic: Turkey”. The project, which features a series of interviews with leading journalists and media experts about the pandemic’s impact on journalism in Turkey, is being carried out by IPI’s Turkey National Committee. The third video interview […]

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Freedom Dialogues Turkey: Forced shift of Turkish media from conventional to online

Also available on: The ninth episode of IPI’s podcast series IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey is out now! In the ninth episode of IPI Freedom Dialogues: Turkey podcast, host Cansu Çamlıbel and her guest, Cüneyt Özdemir, a news anchor and broadcast journalist with 30 years of experience, spoke about his journey from conventional journalism to online […]

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